Tuesday, September 20th 2011 - 08:42 UTC

‘Falklands Sea’ could fall hostage to South Korea/Japan sea names dispute

South Korea is considering using the Argentine name for waters around the British-Overseas Territory Falkland Islands, in retaliation for Britain's refusal to use Seoul's name for the sea off the east of the Korean peninsula, according to Seoul newspaper reports

 Waters between Korean peninsula and Japan are the Sea of Japan of the East Sea (Wikipedia)

The JoongAng Ilbo said that Seoul may start calling the Falklands Sea, which is near the Falkland Islands and some 500 km east of Argentina, the “Malvinas Sea”- tacitly recognising both Britain and Argentina's claims to the waters. The paper said the move appeared to be in response to Britain's resistance to use the name the “East Sea”.

Seoul has been trying to persuade the international community to use both “East Sea” and “Sea of Japan” to refer to the waters between Korean peninsula and Japan. Most countries call it the “Sea of Japan”.

“So far, we have marked it as the Falklands Sea, considering it British territory,” a government official told the JoongAng Ilbo. “But given that the sovereignty dispute between the UK and Argentina is not ending, and is actually escalating, we are positively reviewing the simultaneous use of Malvinas Sea.”

The Falkland Islands are a sensitive issue in London and in Buenos Aires. Argentina invaded the Islands in April 1982 and 74 days later they were recovered by a British task force sent by then PM Margaret Thatcher.
 

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1 Redhoyt (#) Sep 20th, 2011 - 11:15 am Report abuse
Sticks and stones
May break my bones
But names will never hurt me !

:-)
2 briton (#) Sep 20th, 2011 - 03:17 pm Report abuse
what a stupid bunch of idiots,
how childish can one get,,
but alas if she chooses to side with argentina, then so be it,
then perhaps the next time north korea pays them a visit, we can just sit and watch,, silly fools.
3 xbarilox (#) Sep 20th, 2011 - 03:18 pm Report abuse
Britain Britain, things are not what the used to be or what they seemed to be. This is getting interesting, more and more :)
4 briton (#) Sep 20th, 2011 - 03:45 pm Report abuse
yes very interesting, but not for children,
5 Marcos Alejandro (#) Sep 20th, 2011 - 03:49 pm Report abuse
Nice to see that the World supports Argentina.
Malvinas Sea, get used to it #1 :-)))
6 Raul (#) Sep 20th, 2011 - 06:18 pm Report abuse
This is just a small step on the road to recovery of the islands and respect for territorial integrity and sovereignty in 1833 removed
As the world public opinion is internalized more of the Falklands conflict, many countries are sympathetic to the claim of sovereignty. And even in the UK itself believe it is possible to reach an agreement acceptable to both parties. Just so long to see newspapers and Web specialists in the subject.
It is very important to the work of these years of Nestor and Cristina Kirchner to gamble as a state policy of disarmament and non-violence and opt for dialogue and peace among peoples, the fact that Argentina is in a significantly decreased its military spending merely reducing it to what is necessary. This contrasts with the aggressive policy of arms from Britain. This is just a small step on the road to recovery of the islands and respect for territorial integrity and sovereignty in 1833 removed.
7 geo2 (#) Sep 20th, 2011 - 06:38 pm Report abuse
[] - 1 Red

could we named you as a highly deep expert on 1806/British
Argentina Invasion as well as on Falklands...!!??
8 zethe (#) Sep 20th, 2011 - 06:52 pm Report abuse
Raul just pastes that same message every time...
9 stick up your junta (#) Sep 20th, 2011 - 07:32 pm Report abuse
This is just a small step on the road to recovery of the islands and respect for territorial integrity and sovereignty in 1833 removed

Or another nail? what a load of bollox
Thats it take comfort from a country that allows one of its warships to be sunk and does nothing about it,they have a lot in common with the argies, gutless

www.bbc.co.uk/news/10129703
10 Troneas (#) Sep 20th, 2011 - 08:01 pm Report abuse
well this is to be expected. countries which previously refused to acknowledge Argentina's valid claim did so because they were “strongly persuaded” by the UK to see otherwise. Now that the UK and its influence is in decline, it is easier for the world to see whats right.
11 briton (#) Sep 20th, 2011 - 08:38 pm Report abuse
South Korea did not, DID NOT,
Refuse to recognise Argentina rights or anybody’s else’s rights,
Some countries just did not say anything,
If you are going to do it,
Do it correctly,
You have as much chance as France has of calling the English channel [French channel]
And they are a lot nearer than you old boy,
12 J.A. Roberts (#) Sep 20th, 2011 - 09:20 pm Report abuse
A small step to nowhere Raul. Even a thicko can see it's nothing more than tit for tat... we couldn't care less what the South Koreans decide to call the sea between the Falklands and Argentina and it provides absolutely zero comfort to Argentina's claim, so don't get so excited.
13 briton (#) Sep 20th, 2011 - 09:28 pm Report abuse
mind you.
you could help them
by calling their sea
the “East Sea,,,,,,,,
and see how quickly it pisses of china,
i saw-sea saw- sitting on a sea saw- how many seas in that ???
14 Frank (#) Sep 20th, 2011 - 11:04 pm Report abuse
So I guess it will be the 정치 포인트 점수 바다 in future
15 Islander1 (#) Sep 21st, 2011 - 01:11 am Report abuse
What a load of tosh the whole thing is! Nothing to do with Falklands v Malvinas at all! Just diplomatic tit-for-tat! Dont get to excited Arg folks - even if the order goes out from S Korean Govt you can rest assured that the S Korean Fishing Fleet that comes here each year will ensure its charts that are inspected by FI Fisheries Officers cleraly state Falklands!! - they will want to keep their licences and good relations- money is the real king!!
16 Malvinero1 (#) Sep 21st, 2011 - 02:50 am Report abuse
Or another nail? what a load of bollox
Thats it take comfort from a country that allows one of its warships to be sunk and does nothing about it,they have a lot in common with the argies, gutless
Another Idiocy,from you:
Destroyer Sheffield is sunk: 30 dead
www.guardian.co.uk/uk/1982/may/05/falklands.world
Remember that?Or you need the pictures,from the arthurs?(galahad,tristram,etc...
Stick your queen....
17 Frank (#) Sep 21st, 2011 - 04:06 am Report abuse
@16

'Another Idiocy,from you:
Destroyer Sheffield is sunk: 30 dead'
And what did the British do about that??
Kicked Diego arses straight back into the Falklands Sea.... thats what......
Stupid child.....
18 stick up your junta (#) Sep 21st, 2011 - 06:13 am Report abuse
Destroyer Sheffield is sunk: 30 dead'
And what did the British do about that??

Argentine Surrender Falklands War 1982
www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhLzDC6bLPE
19 lsolde (#) Sep 21st, 2011 - 10:16 am Report abuse
oh, malvinero1, nasty child. diddums.
call the sea what you like, we know it's the Falkland Sea.
Good idea, lslander, check the ship's charts.
20 M_of_FI (#) Sep 21st, 2011 - 01:32 pm Report abuse
Yes, this certainly is another nail in the coffin for the Falklands exercising self-determination. South Korea changing the name of a section of water to favour the Argentines will be the defining nail. It is all down hill now for the plucky Falkland Islanders. This is the domino falling, Argentina has the momentum! This time next year the Falklands will be Argentine, all because those damn South Koreans changed the name of a bit of water. Oh the humanity!

Seriously Argies, get your heads out of your arses and embrace reality, it will hurt in the short-term, but your little lives will be more fruitful and fulfilling in the long-term.
21 stick up your junta (#) Sep 21st, 2011 - 04:19 pm Report abuse
Just when we get over the horror of the French calling the English Channel - La Manche
22 Conqueror (#) Sep 21st, 2011 - 05:00 pm Report abuse
@5 News for you, dickhead. The water that's there today may not be the water that's there tomorrow. Water that doesn't move is a dead, scummy thing. Much like Argentina, but cleaner. Do you understand, dickbrain? Oh, and look, they don't propose to call it “the Argentine Sea”, so it still isn't yours, dopey.

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